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Jbkillam

Short Shot FROG

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FINALLY, it's my turn to post a FROG photo.

Many thanks to everyone that posted photos.  the pics were very helpful during throughout my build.

FWIW: okume 12mm ply, cedar 4"x4"x10' ripped into stringers (scarfed using Titebond 3), "Tandy" brand polyester flat artificial sinew, laminated oak coaming (1.25" tall with .5"x.5" lip), 28 lbs with coaming and foot braces.

 

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Here are a couple more pictures.

I used Gorilla glue to laminate the coaming.  Will coat coaming with spar varnish.

The only modification is how the top rear center deck stringer is lashed to the frame. The idea is so I can cut the stringer flush to the front of the frame for a "cleaner" look (haven't done it yet. Not sure it's a good idea).

 

the coaming length is 34" but the aft diameter is 17" and the fwd diameter is 9" with straight lines connecting the two circles.

FWIW, I used a steam bent 1/8" strips to create half the coaming then switched to the heat gun method as shown in Jeff's video (his method takes much less effort at is much less stressful than steam bending!).

 

Also, I used poplar for the seat slats thinking they would better take the load than cedar (the cedar probably would've been fine).

 

I'll be covering using "840 xtra tuff nylon" and two part urethane mix from Corey Freedmans skin boat store (will keep you all posted)

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Beautiful work! And I like that you shared some detail pics too.

I only just installed the foot braces on my Short Shot this week. I was torn between the 1" stringer or the 3/4" on which to mount to. I went with the 3/4 as you did. I think it was the best decision for foot positioning.

Your coaming looks sweet too! I've been trying to finish mine up so I can start the covering. Soon I hope.

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Ok, I ditched the gusset idea and returned to its original configuration. The deck beam won't protrude too far past the coaming to poke me in the back. I'll have a back band anyway.

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Backband should be 4" give or take from the frame so no, it shouldn't be a problem.  Cutting it off is probably a bad idea. The frame is not rigid and does flex. If the joint became loos the stringer could shift and fall out.  See, there is a method to my madness.   ;)   

 

What you see in the manual is exactly how I build my boats. If you have me build  you a complete boat, it is going to built just like I show.  That is one of the reasons I don't recommend or support modifications, what you see in the plans and Assembly manual is proven to work and work well.

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